Museums & Heritage

Duluth is rich in history and heritage, having been built on the logging, mining, and shipping industries from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Within easy walking distance from the resort is the Lake Superior Maritime Museum, which is located at the foot of a historical landmark, the Aerial Lift Bridge. A seasonal trolley ride away from the resort (June – Aug.), is the William A. Irvin Iron Ore Boat Museum, Lake Superior Railroad Museum, North Shore Scenic Railroad, St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center, and the Duluth Depot. Duluth has over 30 places listed in The National Register of Historic Places to visit and enjoy. The remains of The Park Point Lighthouse, located at the end of Park Point, is one of the historic sites listed. Glensheen Mansion offers a variety of tours of the historic estate and is a guest favorite. Located on the Lakewalk is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean Veterans Memorial. The Port Town Trolley is a replica of a trolley operated in Duluth in earlier times and runs daily from 11:30am-7:00pm from June – August. It is air conditioned and provides rides from Canal Park to various museums, events, and sites within the downtown, and Bayfront areas. Children love to ride on it and it’s a great family photograph opportunity.





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Located in Duluth
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Rainy Day Fun, Summer, Winter

The Tweed Museum of Art, is one of Duluth’s museums located on the campus of UMD which holds a collection of over 7,000 art objects representing a range of culture, and periods of art history.

1207 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812
Seasonal Trolley Ride

The general nature and purpose of the Society shall be the discovery, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge about the history and prehistory of St. Louis County and the State of Minnesota.

506 W. Michigan St
Duluth, MN 55802
Located in Duluth

At the far end of Park Point stands a lonely monument representing a significant era of the Duluth-Superior Harbor history. The ruins of the old Minnesota Point Lighthouse stand tribute to a long faded memory of our rich nautical heritage making this one of Duluth’s famous attractions.

Duluth, MN 56802
Seasonal Trolley Ride

History comes alive on the Lakefront line of the North Shore Scenic Railroad! During our summer season, several trains a day depart the historic Duluth Union Depot for a trip through downtown Duluth, Canal Park, the shore of Lake Superior, and deep into the majestic north woods. Fully narrated tours tell the history of Duluth, […]

506 W. Michigan St
Duluth, MN 55802
Seasonal Trolley Ride
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Rainy Day Fun, Summer, Winter

At the Depot in downtown Duluth, guests will learn all about steam locomotives and the historic buildings of railroading in Minnesota. There’s something for everyone at one of Duluth’s fastest attractions. Open year round; Winter and Summer hours vary.

506 W. Michigan St.
Duluth, MN 55802